Job Description: Performs duties involving the implementation of an activity program, which meets physical, mental, psychosocial needs and interests of residents.
Accountability: Reports to the Activity Director.
Equipment Used: Employee may be required to operate an automobile and various equipment associated with recreational programming.
Environment: Indoors and outdoors.
Duties and Responsibilities: The employee is required to be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations. Except as specifically noted, the following functions are considered essential to this position.
Facility Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Physical Activity Requirements: Employee is required to use a transfer/gait belt or to obtain the assistance of another employee when attempting to assist residents or when lifting and carrying objects in excess of 25 lbs. The employee must be aware that during the normal, routine performance of the essential functions, some of the following body movements may occur naturally, although they may not be a requirement of the job.
Primary Physical Requirements:
Lift up to 10 lbs: Frequently
Lift 11 to 25 lbs: Rarely
Lift 26 to 50 lbs: Not required
Lift over 50 lbs: Not required
Carry up to 10 lbs: Frequently
Carry 11 to 25 lbs: Rarely
Carry 26 to 50 lbs: Not required
Carry over 50 lbs: Not required
Reach above shoulder height: Frequently
Reach at shoulder height: Rarely
Reach below shoulder height: Frequently
Controls & Equipment: General office equipment and supplies.
Other Physical Considerations:
Twisting: Not required
Crawling: Not required
Squatting: Not required
Kneeling: Not required
Crouching: Not required
Balancing: Not required
During an 8-hour day, Employee may be required to: Consecutive Hours Total Hours
Sit 2 4
Stand 2 6
Walk 2 3
Work Surface: May be required to stand on tile or carpet.
Cognitive and Sensory Requirements:
Tasting & Smelling: Not required
Access to Personal Health Information: Required access to limited personal health information on an as needed basis.
Licensure/Certification Requirements: Certification required
Other Training, Skills, and Experience Requirements:. Employee must be able to perform in such a way to build good working habits and relationships among the staff that they manage as well as other departmental staff. Employee must demonstrate on an ongoing basis the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and other department.
Summary of Occupational Exposures:
Tasks and procedures performed by employee involve risks classified by CDC as:
Category III (Task/Activity does not entail predictable or unpredictable exposure to blood)
Specific Task Exposure:
General Resident Care: Blood, urine, feces, vomitus, wound exudates, semen/vaginal secretions, other body fluids- cerebrospinal, synovial, pleaural, peritoneal, pericardial, amniotic;
Handling Soiled Linens and Clothing: Blood, urine, feces, vomitus, wound exudates, semen/vaginal secretions, other body fluids- cerebrospinal, synovial, pleaural, peritoneal, pericardial, amniotic;
Cleaning Resident Rooms and Common Areas- Blood, urine, feces, vomitus, wound exudates, semen/vaginal secretions.
Refer to Exposure Control Plan for additional information.
Other Considerations and Requirements: This position requires an individual with strong communication skills and the ability to work without direct supervision. The Activities Assistant must be well organized, efficient with their time, and able to coordinate many activities. The employee may be requested to perform other duties or tasks that are not listed, but are within the competence and training of the individual. The employer reserved the right to modify this job description based upon the company needs.